by Tom KesslerRecord-Courier Sports EditorAkron -- The Field Falcons came within two outs Thursday of eliminating Ohio's top-ranked Division II high school baseball team in a district semifinal at Summit Lake Park.The Walsh Jesuit Warriors, however, exhibited the perseverance and grace under pressure of a defending state champion, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a dramatic 2-1 victory on the diamond known as George Sisler Field."What a tremendous high school baseball game," Warriors coach Chris Kaczmar said afterward. "We are certainly proud of Walsh Jesuit baseball, but by the same token I'm equally as proud of Field baseball. There were no losers in that game. It's a thrill to come out on top, and I'm speechless."Junior center fielder Alex Ferrara delivered the game-winning single for the Warriors in a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the seventh, driving an outside-corner fastball deep to right field to bring home senior Taylor Hoisington from third."Never in my life," Ferrara said when asked if he had ever experienced a greater thrill on a baseball field. "The coach always tells me to keep my weight back. That's what I've been working on. Sometimes I let my wrist roll over. I let my weight stay back, and I drilled it."Walsh Jesuit entered the final frame on the short end of a 1-0 score, thanks to a masterful pitching performance from Field starter Cody Umbright, who shut down the Warriors on three hits through six innings, striking out six."Umbright pitched an unbelievable baseball game," said Kaczmar.The Warriors put a pair of runners on base in each of the first three innings, but Umbright was able to escape unscathed.The contest remained scoreless until the top of the sixth, when the Falcons tallied an unearned run off Walsh Jesuit senior starter Josh Raggi. Field junior catcher Zack McCutcheon was safe on an error to begin the two-out rally, and sophomore Forrest Boggs followed with an RBI double to right-center field.Field's Umbright foiled a Walsh Jesuit threat in the bottom of the sixth, retiring a pinch-hitter with two outs after walking the previous two batters.The Warriors loaded the bases with one out in the seventh when junior Tom Charles and Hoisington both walked, junior Ross Brunello advanced them with a sacrifice bunt and senior slugger Dan Sherwood was hit by a pitch.Coleman called for senior ace Mitch Gant to pitch to Walsh Jesuit junior designated hitter Kevin Emmendorfer, who tied the game with a single to left field. With the bases still loaded, Ferrara then drove home the game-winner.Raggi pitched a complete game for Walsh Jesuit (22-4) to improve his unblemished record to 7-0. Umbright (5-3) took the hard-luck loss for Field (19-5).E-mail: stowsports@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3113